SPG Hot Escapes Great Picks for July 8, 2015

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Happy Wednesday! The SPG Hot Escapes weekly list came out this morning. Here’s the full list, along with some of Magic of Miles’ great picks including one in New York and another with a low rate for an airport hotel.

This week’s list is decidedly more plump than it was last week, weighing in with over 90 properties. There are actually a bunch of really great properties offered this week, and you’ll find recommendations at the bottom of the list.

For those who aren’t familiar with Hot Escapes, SPG combined Beat The Timer for Hot Escapes and Starpicks into something called Hot Escapes. Every Wednesday at 6am EST new properties are added and must be booked by that Saturday, for stays during the following six weeks. As an SPG member, you also save an extra 5% and earn points for the stay.

The only downside is that reservations are prepaid, and if you change or cancel a fee is involved.

Here’s a link to this week’s Hot Escapes selections.

This is the full list of properties on offer this week –

Africa and Middle East Division

Algeria

Le Méridien Oran Hotel & Convention Centre
Oran, Algeria
USD 114
was USD 150
SPG Member rate:
USD 109

Egypt

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
Cairo, Egypt
USD 54
was USD 68
SPG Member rate:
USD 52

South Africa

The Westin Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
USD 133
was USD 184
SPG Member rate:
USD 126

United Arab Emirates

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 41
was USD 52
SPG Member rate:
USD 39

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
USD 152
was USD 191
SPG Member rate:
USD 145

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 77
was USD 102
SPG Member rate:
USD 73

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 138
was USD 204
SPG Member rate:
USD 131

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 109
was USD 136
SPG Member rate:
USD 103

Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 70
was USD 87
SPG Member rate:
USD 66

Asia Pacific Division

Cambodia

Le Méridien Angkor
Siem Reap, Cambodia
USD 86
was USD 107
SPG Member rate:
USD 81

China

Sheraton Wuhan Hankou Hotel
Wuhan, Hubei, China
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

Four Points by Sheraton Taicang
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
USD 85
was USD 106
SPG Member rate:
USD 81

Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
USD 169
was USD 211
SPG Member rate:
USD 160

The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort
Sanya Yalong Bay, Hainan, China
USD 203
was USD 290
SPG Member rate:
USD 193

Hong Kong

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
USD 196
was USD 245
SPG Member rate:
USD 186

Indonesia

W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
USD 285
was USD 450
SPG Member rate:
USD 271

Thailand

Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 74
was USD 92
SPG Member rate:
USD 70

Le Méridien Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Thailand
USD 80
was USD 115
SPG Member rate:
USD 76

Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand
USD 309
was USD 804
SPG Member rate:
USD 294

The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand
USD 221
was USD 368
SPG Member rate:
USD 210

Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas
Pran Buri, Thailand
USD 176
was USD 265
SPG Member rate:
USD 168

Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Hua Hin, Thailand
USD 88
was USD 147
SPG Member rate:
USD 84

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand
USD 85
was USD 185
SPG Member rate:
USD 81

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 136
was USD 194
SPG Member rate:
USD 129

Europe Division

Belgium

Sheraton Brussels Hotel
Brussels, Belgium
USD 72
was USD 92
SPG Member rate:
USD 69

Bulgaria

Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria
USD 66
was USD 83
SPG Member rate:
USD 63

Finland

Hotel Kämp, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
USD 189
was USD 237
SPG Member rate:
USD 180

Netherlands

Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands
USD 131
was USD 164
SPG Member rate:
USD 125

Hotel Des Indes, a Luxury Collection Hotel, The Hague
The Hague, Netherlands
USD 122
was USD 153
SPG Member rate:
USD 116

Russian Federation

Sheraton Ufa Hotel
Ufa, Russian Federation
USD 84
was USD 121
SPG Member rate:
USD 79

Four Points by Sheraton Kaluga
Kaluga, Russian Federation
USD 76
was USD 110
SPG Member rate:
USD 72

Switzerland

Hotel President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
USD 322
was USD 412
SPG Member rate:
USD 306

United Kingdom

Aloft Liverpool
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
USD 73
was USD 91
SPG Member rate:
USD 69

Sheraton Heathrow Hotel
London Heathrow, England, United Kingdom
USD 72
was USD 103
SPG Member rate:
USD 69

W London – Leicester Square
London, England, United Kingdom
USD 321
was USD 417
SPG Member rate:
USD 305

Latin America Division

Argentina

Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
USD 183
was USD 239
SPG Member rate:
USD 174

Brazil

Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
USD 144
was USD 180
SPG Member rate:
USD 137

Chile

Villarrica Park Lake, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa, Villarrica
Villarrica, Chile
USD 148
was USD 185
SPG Member rate:
USD 141

Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center
Santiago, Chile
USD 135
was USD 169
SPG Member rate:
USD 128

Dominican Republic

The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club
Punta Cana, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
USD 150
was USD 188
SPG Member rate:
USD 143

Mexico

Le Méridien Mexico City
Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
USD 128
was USD 160
SPG Member rate:
USD 122

Panama

Aloft Panama
Panama City, Panama
USD 80
was USD 100
SPG Member rate:
USD 76

North America Division

Canada

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Conference Centre Gatineau-Ottawa
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
USD 79
was USD 98
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
USD 94
was USD 117
SPG Member rate:
USD 89

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
USD 94
was USD 117
SPG Member rate:
USD 89

United States

Four Points by Sheraton Memphis East
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
USD 92
was USD 115
SPG Member rate:
USD 87

Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas, Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

W Chicago – City Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States
USD 209
was USD 261
SPG Member rate:
USD 198

W Chicago – Lakeshore
Chicago, Illinois, United States
USD 171
was USD 214
SPG Member rate:
USD 163

Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 134
was USD 167
SPG Member rate:
USD 127

W South Beach
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
USD 359
was USD 449
SPG Member rate:
USD 341

Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
Rocky Hill, Connecticut, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club
Frisco, Texas, United States
USD 127
was USD 159
SPG Member rate:
USD 121

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
USD 116
was USD 165
SPG Member rate:
USD 110

The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City
New York, New York, United States
USD 422
was USD 527
SPG Member rate:
USD 401

W New York – Times Square
New York, New York, United States
USD 191
was USD 239
SPG Member rate:
USD 182

The Westin Jersey City Newport
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
USD 189
was USD 236
SPG Member rate:
USD 179

La Posada de Santa Fe, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
USD 135
was USD 169
SPG Member rate:
USD 128

The Westin Chicago North Shore
Wheeling, Illinois, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West
Mesa, Arizona, United States
USD 75
was USD 94
SPG Member rate:
USD 71

Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
USD 95
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado, United States
USD 140
was USD 175
SPG Member rate:
USD 133

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
USD 79
was USD 99
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas, I-Drive/Orlando
Orlando, Florida, United States
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Four Points by Sheraton Scranton
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport – BWI
Linthicum Heights, Maryland, United States
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
USD 92
was USD 127
SPG Member rate:
USD 87

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

The Westin Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
USD 127
was USD 159
SPG Member rate:
USD 121

Sheraton Herndon Dulles Airport Hotel
Herndon, Virginia, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Sheraton Lisle Hotel
Lisle, Illinois, United States
USD 92
was USD 115
SPG Member rate:
USD 87

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

Four Points by Sheraton College Station
College Station, Texas, United States
USD 79
was USD 99
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

Four Points by Sheraton St. Louis – Fairview Heights
St. Louis, Illinois, United States
4.1 out of 5 – 82% recommend this hotel
USD 79
was USD 99
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
USD 127
was USD 159
SPG Member rate:
USD 121

Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Four Points by Sheraton at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport
Mesa, Arizona, United States
USD 70
was USD 88
SPG Member rate:
USD 67

Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph
Columbus, Ohio, United States
USD 175
was USD 219
SPG Member rate:
USD 166

THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
San Diego, California, United States
USD 191
was USD 239
SPG Member rate:
USD 182

Sheraton Annapolis Hotel
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

The Westin Waltham Boston
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
USD 142
was USD 177
SPG Member rate:
USD 135

Aloft Frisco
Frisco, Texas, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Aloft Ontario-Rancho Cucamonga
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
USD 74
was USD 92
SPG Member rate:
USD 70

Aloft Las Colinas
Irving, Texas, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Four Points by Sheraton Charleston
Charleston, West Virginia, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Four Points by Sheraton Meriden
Meriden, Connecticut, United States
USD 80
was USD 100
SPG Member rate:
USD 76

Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
3.8 out of 5 – 77% recommend this hotel
USD 111
was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
4.1 out of 5 – 82% recommend this hotel
USD 84
was USD 105
SPG Member rate:
USD 80

The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
Palm Desert, California, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Sheraton College Park North Hotel
Beltsville, Maryland, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Le Méridien Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
USD 135
was USD 169
SPG Member rate:
USD 128

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
Orlando, Florida, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, California, United States
USD 169
was USD 211
SPG Member rate:
USD 160

The Westin Dallas Park Central
Dallas, Texas, United States
USD 79
was USD 99
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

Sheraton McKinney Hotel
McKinney, Texas, United States
USD 79
was USD 99
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

The Westin Alexandria
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, Illinois, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport
Romulus, Michigan, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Four Points by Sheraton Lexington
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
Langhorne, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 143
was USD 179
SPG Member rate:
USD 136

Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel – BWI
Linthicum Heights, Maryland, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

There’s a property this week that I can’t recall seeing on the Hot Escapes list in a long time – The Westin Cape Town. The low SPG member rate is $126 for almost the entire month of July. This property usually goes for at least $20 more per night. All of the rooms have floor to ceiling windows, and some have views of Table Mountain.

Le Méridien Angkor in Cambodia is offered at $81, and the last time we saw the rate this low in early June it was just for two days. This time availability is wide open for the entire 6 week period.

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is at $186, also with wide open availability.

Vana Belle in Koh Samui, Thailand is again on the list at $294 this week.

The Naka Island in Phuket, Thailand has an SPG member rate of $210 and all their villas come with private pools.

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok is at $129 for a couple weekends in August, which is a lower rate than we’ve seen here for quite a while.

Sheraton Brussels Hotel has a great low SPG member rate of $69 for July 28 & 29 and August 10th, 11th and 17th.

Looking for a layover hotel near Heathrow in London? Sheraton Heathrow Hotel is offered at a low $69, though just on the 14th of August.

Park Tower in Buenos Aires is on the list this week, with a rate of $174 for both the 14th and 15th of August.

If you’re taking a trip to New York, be prepared for high hotel costs. W New York – Times Square has a great low SPG member rate of $182 though, for July 26 and August 9.

San Diego’s US Grant hotel is well-priced at $189 for a smattering of dates in July and one in August.

That’s it for Magic of Miles’ best picks for the week, are there any more that you think are especially good deals?

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